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Hello, i have two juvie axies together in a 20l. They are getting along fine, but i noticed my older one, Casper, had a small little fungus on his gill. Okay, I put him in a fresh tub of water, give him a couple tea baths a day.

This morning, i opened the closet door i was keeping him in, and i lifted up the glass photo frame i use to cover the tub hes in. The glass was soaking wet with water, and his tail was covered with raised red bumps. Not the kind of red marks they get from fighting.

I tested the water in the tank after i noticed his tail, and the only thing bad is the medium-high level of ammonia.



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Here is his tail
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What do you consider medium high ammonia? What is the temperature of his water?

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It was around .7 ppm, but i did a large water change. My other axie is perfectly fine inside the tank. Also, Casper's tail seems to be almost healed now



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The temperature is my room temp, a cool 58 f



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Hi Lexi. It's George, (We know each other from a group of Facebook). Red bumps, reddish patches, and irritated skin are signs of ammonia burns.

Also, as far as the tea baths go, I know that a lot of people recommend them, but there are a couple of things you might want to be aware of:

TEA BATHS: RISKS AND BENEFITS
“Tea bath for axolotls” By Daniel Weiner (Note: The author does not recommend doing tea baths to treat fungus.)
Caudata Culture Articles - Illness Part 2
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“Skin flaking off after a short tea bath?”:
Skin flaking off after a short tea bath? - Caudata.org Newt and Salamander Forum
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“ Pesticide traces in some tea exceed allowable limits” (CBC News)
Pesticide traces in some tea exceed allowable limits - Canada - CBC News



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Hi Lexi. It's George, (We know each other from a group of Facebook). Red bumps, reddish patches, and irritated skin are signs of ammonia burns.

Also, as far as the tea baths go, I know that a lot of people recommend them, but there are a couple of things you might want to be aware of:

TEA BATHS: RISKS AND BENEFITS
“Tea bath for axolotls” By Daniel Weiner (Note: The author does not recommend doing tea baths to treat fungus.)
Caudata Culture Articles - Illness Part 2
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“Skin flaking off after a short tea bath?”:
Skin flaking off after a short tea bath? - Caudata.org Newt and Salamander Forum
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“ Pesticide traces in some tea exceed allowable limits” (CBC News)
Pesticide traces in some tea exceed allowable limits - Canada - CBC News
lol, George. Wrong Lexi. :)



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Looks like an abrasion on his tail which are common. Seeing as you posted this four weeks ago it should be healed by now.

I've had axolotls develop fungal infections at .5ppm ammonia so I would say you were correct in that regards.



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Different Lexi, this is Lexi Jo who posted, who I know also, not Lexolotls Lexi.

Anyway, let us know how it goes, Lexi Jo. :)



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Oh I am also in the facebook group with Lex :)



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Looks like an abrasion on his tail which are common. Seeing as you posted this four weeks ago it should be healed by now.

I've had axolotls develop fungal infections at .5ppm ammonia so I would say you were correct in that regards.
You are correct. I just did some simple daily water changes and all was fine.



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